Dordt College Women's Basketball vs. Hastings

December 14, 2013

(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College women’s basketball team lost an 88-67 decision to Hastings on Saturday in basketball at the De Witt Gymnasium in Sioux Center, Iowa. The Broncos pulled away from a tie early in the second half to forge their 18th win in the series that started with the formation of the GPAC in 2000-01.

The Defenders took an early 16-9 lead with a little over six minutes gone in the first half when Elise Maresh hit a jump shot. The Defender eventually relinquished the lead at 26-25 when Cami Bruckman hit a three-point shot for the visitors. Hastings eventually took a 39-34 lead into the intermission.

Six straight points by Dordt’s Emily Neuman gave the Defenders a 40-39 lead and they led again at 42-41 with 15:33 left in the game. A three-point basket opened up a two point lead for the nationally ranked Broncos and Dordt tied it 44-44 on a Robyn Blount layup with 14:56 left in the game. Hastings proceeded to outscore Dordt 20-2 over the next five minutes and put the game out of reach with Dordt getting no closer than 11 the rest of the game before falling 88-67.

Dordt converted 25-54 field goals and 17-20 free throws but was hampered by 25 turnovers. Hastings was 29-72 from the field and 24-29 from the free throw line but got outrebounded 42-36. Hastings committed seven turnovers.

Elise Maresh had 15 points and Kara Van Dyke tossed in 14 points with 11 rebounds. Kim Kroeze came off the bench to score 13 points. Jessica Jelsema had eight points and six rebounds in the loss.

Hastings was topped by Laurel Zwiener’s 23 points and eight rebounds while Shanelle Farmer had 15 points. Cami Bruckman scored 12 with five rebounds.

Dordt is 2-5 in the GPAC and 6-6 overall while Hastings is 4-2 and 11-2. Dordt will travel to New Ulm, Minnesota on Thursday, December 19 in its final game before Christmas.

Women's Basketball
Hastings College 88, Dordt College 67
Concordia University 109, Mount Marty College 86
Morningside College 82, Nebraska Wesleyan University 57
Northwestern College 89, Midland University 69
Dakota Wesleyan University 65, Doane College 59

GPAC Standings
Northwestern 6-0
Concordia 6-1
Dakota Wesleyan 4-1
Midland 5-2
Hastings 4-2
Briar Cliff 4-3
Morningside 3-3
Dordt 2-5
Doane 1-5
Mount Marty 0-6
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-6

Dordt's Current Record: 6-6 (2-5)
Opponent's Current Record: 11-2 (4-2)

Team 1st Half 2nd Half Final
Dordt College 34 33 67
Hastings 39 49 88
Dordt Rebounding Leaders Total
Kara Van Dyke 11
Jessica Jelsema 6
Mycah Hulst 6
Team Total: 42
Opponent Rebounding Leaders Total
Laurel Zwiener 8
Cami Bruckman 5
Abby Jackson 5
Team Total: 36
Dordt Scoring Leaders Total
Elise Maresh 15
Kara Van Dyke 14
Kim Kroeze 13
Team Total: 67
Opponent Scoring Leaders Total
Laurel Zwiener 23
Shanelle Farmer 15
Cami Bruckman 12
Team Total: 88
Dordt Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 24/54 44%
3-Point Field Goals: 2/11 18%
Free Throws: 17/20 85%
Opponent Team Shooting Pct
Field Goals: 29/72 40%
3-Point Field Goals: 6/17 35%
Free Throws: 24/29 83%

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at mbyker@dordt.edu or (712) 722-6301.